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n. Mythology
The Babylonian sun god, worshiped as the author of justice and compassion.

[Akkadian Šamaš, absolute form of šamšu, sun; see šmš in Semitic roots.]


 (shä′məs, -məsh)
1. The candle used to light the other eight candles of a Hanukkah menorah.
2. A person who assists in the running of a synagogue or its religious services, especially the reading of the Torah. In both senses also called shammes.

[Hebrew šammāš, from Aramaic, servant, minister, probably from Egyptian šmsw, servant, from šms, to follow, serve.]
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(Other Non-Christian Religions) the sun god of Assyria and Babylonia
[from Akkadian: sun]
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Noun1.Shamash - the chief sun godShamash - the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
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At the most, the place of the Sumerian god Anu was given to Marduk, or Utu became Shamash, otherwise there was no fundamental change in the old rituals and customs and way of life; and it was indeed not possible for a change to happen because transformations in the way of life and style of thought of a society happen when the existence of that society decrees those transformations; and the existence of society indeed demands transformations when the old relations of production begin to become a hurdle in the path of societal progress.
Other names of the principal god were Baal, Bel, and Shamash).
Stanley said Yacov Shamash, who plans to step down from his role as vice president for economic development, would next serve "for a period of time" as an executive advisor in the area of economic development.
First, from the well-known Shamash Tablet from the reign of Nabu-apla-iddina (c.
A ninth candle may be placed in the middle of the menorah, a little higher or lower than the rest, known as the Shamash.
Yes, Bogart is using the Yiddish version--more popularly spelled "shammes"--of the Hebrew word, "shamash." But how did a Yiddish word for the ninth candle on a Hanukkah menorah turn into a term for "private detective"?
"We are grateful to the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Steel & Shamash Solicitors for their support and would like to make sure that communities know that their identity and religious beliefs matter and they cannot be forced to change these to access education."
The gala is hosted by Tina Knowles-Lawson (Beyonce's mother) and her husband Richard Lawson and celebrates "the impact of art through fashion and philanthropy." Sabaji said on Instagram that his embroidered gown was "Inspired by a Goddess and created for Goddesses." "The 'Sphinx' abaya in silk double duchess is a tribute to the Mesopotamian solar deity Shamash," he wrote, "boasting lavish embellishment in threadwork and glass beads." Beyonce -- attending the gala with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy -- gave a tearful acceptance speech in which she credited her mother with teaching her "that there's something more valuable than any dollar amount, and that's time." She explained: "Time to put someone else first.
Some manifestations explained that she is the daughter of the god of the crescent moon, and the sister of the god of the sun Shamash, and they all together formed the sacred trinity of the sky in Mesopotamian mythology.
At this month's Sundance, former Pixar animator Jessica Shamash will premiere her VR experience for "Wolves in the Walls," where the viewer gets to become an imaginary character inside of a fairy tale based on the Neil Gaiman children's book.